Trojan Star Making All the Wright Moves


Carrollton senior Mark Wright has been through the fire the last few years. The starting quarterback has shown flashes, and this season he’s hoping that his experience will culminate into a special season for his Trojans squad.

Wright was a Preseason All-State selection on our website, which might surprise some Georgia football experts. Last season Wright had 2,605 yards of total offense and 34 total touchdowns. He is an extremely efficient QB as well, completing 60 percent of his passes but also using his legs to convert on key 3rd downs.

The 2018 signal-caller is a gamer, playing his best football against top competition. Last season against eventual state champions Rome, Wright had arguably his best game, throwing for 260 yards and four touchdowns with 24 rushing yards. The only other player to amass more yards against Rome last season was the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Justin Fields (347 yds).

Looking to continue last season’s success, Wright was eager to get into offseason workouts. He spoke about his busy schedule.

“The offseason was great! I did an awful lot of running, weightlifting and quarterback training this summer. I only went to a few different camps this summer, because of my workout schedule, to go along with team workouts and 7 on 7.”

Every offseason, Wright has made dramatic improvements to his game. From his sophomore year, he improved his 40 time from 4.87 to 4.69, and now his senior year he is running a 4.59. However, it’s not just speed where Wright has improved.

“I think I have improved a lot this summer. By quarterback training the entire summer with Coach Drew Johnson, I have improved my footwork and built my body up even stronger. But also, I have spent as much time as I can with Coach [Sean] Calhoun and looked at film and just learned more about the mental aspects of the game.”

With a ton of talent surrounding Wright, expectations are sky-high for the Trojans. The senior quarterback seems ready to elevate his game and meet those expectations.

“I would like to take our offense to an even higher level than last year. I have a lot of big-time talent and playmakers on the offensive side with me. With Jordan Bonner, Jaylen Thomas, Dalton Benefield, Tyler Harper and others, we have one of the most potent offenses in the state of Georgia!” Wright continued, “But my personal and ultimate goal is to lead our team to the new Falcons stadium in December!”

The 2018 quarterback knows that will be no easy task either. “No feeling would be better than that, but as Coach Calhoun reminds us all the time, we have to take it one game at a time,” Wright said.

Right now, the 2018 quarterback and his father are putting together his fall college visits, and it should be finalized in the next few weeks. He has offers as an option quarterback for both Air Force and Army, but a big senior year could change perceptions, especially with local schools running the option.

Expect more recruiting news in the coming weeks for Wright, so stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter and be sure to check out his Recruit Georgia profile by clicking HERE.



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